• Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Bogus Boca Raton Talent Agency Scammed Wannabe Child Actors and Models, AG Says

    Moms and pops are suckers for their own little ones, especially in those sunny pre-teen days where nearly every kid could be a Gap model or at least mug on the cover of a cereal box, you know, before little Timmy and Sue get mugged by puberty. That brand of potent parental affection is exactly the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Ten Best Suburban Restaurants in Palm Beach County

    The restaurants that get the most hype always seem to be those fancy, just-opened joints. You know, the ones stuck right smack in the middle of downtown, or possibly that cute little historic district where the hipsters flock. Basically, wherever the nightlife crowd is rowdiest. But sometimes it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Jordan Garnett, Rising 22-Year-Old Boynton Beach Comedian, to Open for Jen Kirkman This Weekend

    Six comedians took the stage this past Tuesday at Aroma's Hookah Lounge in Wellington. Some were young -- one, actually, was on the stage for his time ever -- while others were 40, 50 years old like Perry Sak and Terry Wayne. South Florida comedy veterans. They were all, however, booked by one man: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Jamba Juice Launches New Juice Menu in South Florida, Focus on Local Sourcing

    The local, sustainable, whole food mission is a growing trend. If it isn't fresh, organic or GMO-free, most of us aren't buying it. And the same holds true for a few big food chain operations like Chipotle -- which vowed earlier this year to serve "food with integrity" as it transitions to GMO-free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Tour Cigar City Brewing in Tampa From the Comfort of Your Local Total Wine

    American Craft Beer Week will be in full swing this Wednesday, when the folks at Total Wine & More and Cigar City Brewing team up to present the most tech-filled beer event of the week. For $15, enjoy a large sampling of the core beers brewed by CCB (Hotter Than Helles, Florida Cracker White, Madur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    South Florida Food and Drink Events: Dogfish Head, Mixology Takeover, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to drink some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Trader Joe's Wellington and Boca Raton Opening Soon

    Palm Beach county residents are closer than ever to getting their hands on Two Buck Chuck and World Peas when Trader Joe's opens their newest locations. See also: Trader Joe's Opens in Miami: Here's What to Expect

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Pill Mill Docs Get Reduced Sentences for Ratting On One Another

    Nothing quite kicked a hole in the social fabric of South Florida than the pill mil craze of the early aughts. Back during the boom, it seemed like every strip mall in the tri-county area packed a pain clinic where you could scoop up weapons-grade pharmaceuticals. Now, after a crack down, we're ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Bee Organics in West Palm Beach: Vegan Dishes, Organic Goods, and Cold Pressed Juice

    With healthy New Year's resolutions (hopefully) still on our minds, juicing is the buzzword of the year so far. And cold pressed juicing is considered the latest nutritional powerhouse. Bee Organics in Downtown West Palm Beach is a new "lifestyle" cafe focusing on vegan and organic options that jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Five Best New Restaurants in West Palm Beach

    They come and they go. West Palm Beach has been like a revolving door for restaurants in the past decade, and this is one city where you can truly say everything old is new again -- at least when it comes to the buildings they occupy. In the past several months, several new establishments have ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Ten Best Brunches in Palm Beach County

    When you party as much as South Florida does, there's only one thing that can make a long Saturday night even better. And that would be an even boozier Sunday brunch. Luckily the half-breakfast, half-lunch is one thing that's done well in Palm Beach County, where a variety of hotels, restaurants and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Trader Joe's Coming to Pembroke Pines

    Broward County get ready, because the shopping phenomenon known as Trader Joe's is coming to you in 2014. See also: Trader Joe's Opens in Miami: Here's What to Expect

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    National IPA Day Is August 1: Where to Get Florida IPA Taps and Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA

    There is something you should know about beer: There is a holiday for virtually everything about beer that is celebrated somewhere, somehow. The latest one is National IPA Day, which gives glory to hops, bittering units, and IPAs. International IPA Day is always the first Thursday in August -- whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Ices & Slices Food Truck: Pizza Girls of West Palm Beach Get Mobile

    Jen Morales and Phoebe Reckseit are the girls behind Pizza Girls in downtown West Palm Beach. They have owned and operated the popular pizza spot on Clematis Street since 1996 and were named New Times Broward/Palm Beach Best Pizza in 2001. Recently, the girls have branched out from their brick-and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    William and Kate Royal Addition Cheese Available at Whole Foods Market

    Those of us anticipating the arrival of the royal stork can now celebrate in the most cheesy way possible. Whole Foods Market is announcing the launch of Westminster William and Kate Royal Addition Cheddar Cheese.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Game of Thrones Ale: Seize the Iron Throne Here

    Game of Thrones, the HBO series that puts Dungeons and Dragons to shame, is back for its third season and what better way to celebrate than with beer?Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York has released its Iron Throne ale in cooperation with HBO. This is the first in a series of Game of Thrones-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Slow Foods Week Starts Saturday: Event Schedule

    The Slow Food movement has been gathering steam for quite some time now. With 80,000 members divided into 140 local chapters in 50 countries, it's kind of a big deal.Starting Saturday, Slow Foods Glades to Coast is sponsoring a week of events for Eat Slow - Eat Local. Check out the schedule after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Got a Camera for Christmas? Donate Your Old One to Women in India

    In 2001, twentysomething Nicole Jaquis, who'd grown up down here in Wellington and then moved to Boston, left her job and joined some friends who were making a documentary in India about the Kumbh Mela -- one of the biggest gatherings on planet Earth, which you've probably never heard of. After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    President Obama to Hold Free Campaign Visit in West Palm Beach on Sunday

    President Obama is scheduled to hit up West Palm during a campaign stop this Sunday. FOR FREE. Aw, yeah. The POTUS will be speaking at the Palm Beach County Convention Center at 650 W. Okeechobee Blvd. and is inviting everyone to come along, but tickets are required. Maybe he'll talk more about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Tupac Shakur and Other Rich Felons Who Bonded Out While Appealing Convictions (UPDATED)

    UPDATE 5/18: Goodman was released from jail this morning and is now home in Wellington.5/17: When polo mogul John Goodman goes home to Wellington to serve house arrest while appealing his conviction for DUI manslaughter, he will join a prestigious group of felons who had a similar luxury. As we note ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Planned Parenthood Opens New Palm Beach County Clinic, Aims to Help Florida Teens Get a Clue

    Time to start dusting off those protest signs -- Planned Parenthood opened new digs in Wellington on Monday, and they want to bring your kids -- gasp! -- sexual education.Palm Beach County will have a total of three Planned Parenthood facilities after one in Lake Worth closes this summer, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    PBSO Deputy Patrick Burt Stalked His Ex With GPS, Police Say, and You Can Too

    Palm Beach Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Burt was arrested Monday and accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend by putting a GPS tracker on her car and hanging up signs at her workplace that call her current beau a "home wrecker and a cheater," according to the Sun-Sentinel.Police say he was on duty in Welli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Opening Statements in John Goodman Trial Raise Important Questions About Getting Drunk

    ​Drinking games. They're superfun until you're sitting in a courtroom on trial for DUI manslaughter, trying to explain why you blew through a stop sign, slammed into another car with such force that it flipped into a drainage ditch, and left the driver to drown.But Wellington polo mogul John Goodm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 40 -- Chivito From Cilantro's

    As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 40: Chivito From Cilantro'sCalling the chivito a mere sandwich is like ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Woman Bashes Husband With Remote Control: Charged With "Battery With a Deadly Weapon."

    A would-be killer?​Massive props to to Cynthia Roldan, of the Palm Beach Post, for her courageous stoicism in the face of hilarity. Today, she straight-facedly reported the sad story of Rita Sharon Counts, a Wellington woman arrested Tuesday for assaulting her husband.Wait -- is that not funny? No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Inside the Smart for Life Baking Facility

    Photo by Devin DesjarlaisDr. Sasson Moulavi​​Ever wonder what it smells like standing outside of a diet-food-product facility? Right, neither did I. Until I was invited to take a tour of one. I figured it would probably smell a lot like plastic with a bit of money scent and a whiff of sadness. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Morning Juice: John Goodman Jailed; West Palm Stripper Busted for Armed Robbery

    ​Here's what's news this morning in Broward and Palm Beach:Wellington polo mogul John Goodman is in a Palm Beach County jail this morning, charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter in connection with the February crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson. [Palm Beach Post]Construction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Warren Newell Released to Local Halfway House, Looking for Honest-ish Work

    Newell's official county commissioner headshotLook out, workforce. He's back.​Warren Newell has made yet another awful, awful mistake.First, the former Palm Beach County commissioner pocketed half a million dollars in secret land deals. That's a no-no. In 2007, he pleaded guilty, earning himself f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Suit: Polo Owner Was Falling Down Drunk Night of Fatal Crash

    Lisa RabFlowers mark the site of the crash where Scott Wilson died.​John Goodman, the multimillionaire owner of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, was so drunk the night of a fatal car crash this February that he "fell down for no apparent reason,"  according to a lawsuit filed in Palm B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Vanilla Ice's New Venture: Condos for Car Junkies

    ​When we last left Wellington resident Rob Van Winkle, he was jumping a motorcycle over a monster truck filled with drunken fans. Now the man known to the world as Vanilla Ice is embarking on a quintessential South Florida venture: real estate. Always a lover of vintage cars -- he owns the '67 Cad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Morning Juice: Belle Glade Guards Snared in Federal Sting; Rothstein Partners Feeling Heat

    ​Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach:It appears that yet another group of public employees walked right into a federal sting. This time, the suits were back in Palm Beach County, where the U.S. Attorney's office revealed that state corrections officers in Belle Glade agreed to transp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Morning Juice: Newly Released Evidence Adds to Intrigue to Two Unsolved Murder Cases

    ​The news in Broward and Palm Beach this Tuesday:Police in Rye Brook, New York, say that an anonymous letter they received in July contains details of the Ben Novack murder case that, during the subsequent investigation, have proven accurate. Among the claims: that the death of Novack's mother in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Morning Juice: Senseless Deaths in Both Counties; Colts Star Carries Haitian Flag

    ​A look at what happened over the weekend in South Florida;Neal Jacobson, the Wellington man who on Saturday admitted to murdering his wife and two sons, was still hospitalized Sunday, either from the complications of swallowing a bunch of pills or from the car crash that occurred after the murder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Wellington Man Dies in Van Accident on Day Before 21st Birthday

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office has just released the name of the man who was killed this morning in a one-vehicle accident on Perimeter Road in West Palm Beach. His name is Kyle Reese Chiet, a 20-year-old from Wellington who would have turned 21 tomorrow.According to the incident report, Chiet was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Wellington Man Dies in Car Accident, One Day Before 21st Birthday

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office has just released the name of the man who was killed this morning in a one-vehicle accident on Perimeter Road in West Palm Beach. His name is Kyle Reese Chiet, a 20-year-old from Wellington who would have turned 21 tomorrow.According to the incident report, Chiet was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    Vanilla Ice Jumps a Monster Truck On a Motorcycle

    Yesterday morning, in a dirt lot off Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, I witnessed Vanilla Ice (real name Rob Van Winkle) jump over a jacked-up Monster Truck with about 10 people in the bed. Ice, who lives in Wellington and has ridden professionally, was on a buddy's dirtbike.This is not foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Pro Football Player From Pompano Beach Weathers Hardship in Home

    Flickr: hbs34Tyrone Carter, celebrating the Steelers' 2009 Super Bowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals​Where do you start with the Tyrone Carter story? Probably in Pompano Beach, where he was one of five children in a three-bedroom home, raised by his grandmother because his parents had drug pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Virtual Reality Bites: SEC Files Suit Against Palm Beach County Company

    If you think about it, the investment scam is the ultimate virtual reality game: It gives its customers the extremely life-like sensation of getting rich, albeit at considerable cost. So why not offer virtual reality itself as an investment scam? Too late. Someone's already thought of it.The SEC is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Soul Food for Potential Soul Mate at Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

    Photo by Flickr user Marshall Astor Food PornographerBarbecue: the perfect date tester.When it comes to both dating and dining, I generally try to keep an open mind. But there are some tenets I stick to like paper on a slightly melted Blow Pop.With regards to dating, I stay away from guys still marr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    South Florida Skunked on Best Towns List

    Flickr User: steve_barryThe sugar stacks skyline in Belle Glade did not impress Money Mag list-makers.Someone please tell Money Magazine that South Florida has not been swallowed by the ocean (yet). How else could the editors not name a single town in this region to its list of the best towns to liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Escape the Financial Apocalypse - on Craig's List

    We thought the category "Housing Swap" on Craig's List used to be for people looking to swap spaces over holiday breaks. Thanks to this awful housing market, however, swapping has become a permanent solution for folks who need to move but can't sell. For instance, some dude in Minneapolis wants to m ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 6, 2008

    A Good Chef Is Hard to Find

    It's election season: Stephen Asprinio needs your vote

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    May 3, 2006


    Sorry for the lack of action yesterday, but the NT corporate attorney pulled a post from the blog after my editor sent it to him. It wasted my time and the lawyer was dead wrong, but hey, that's the newspaper business for you. It was a reminder to me that NT has some ninny in it. But it's still only ... More >>

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    September 15, 2005
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    May 12, 2005

    Subtropical Spin

    Sound of Adrenaline (EC Records)

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    November 25, 2004
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    September 9, 2004
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    April 24, 2003

    Out of Touch

    You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Deep Roots

    The wide and welcoming branches of the baobab beckon our humble scribe

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